RCMP say search for Wilma Montgomery to be scaled back

Saint Andrews – The Saint Andrews RCMP announced today, Tuesday, Dec. 15, that the search for 68-year-old Wilhelmina (Wilma) Montgomery was being scaled back, and is now considered a recovery effort.

Montgomery was reported missing on Tuesday, Dec. 8, having not been seen since approximately noon on Monday, Dec. 7.

The West District RCMP, RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, RCMP Air Services, RCMP drone, along with volunteers from various provincial ground search and rescue teams including Charlotte County Ground Search and Rescue, ground search and rescue canine, officers with the New Brunswick Department of Justice and Public Safety, and the New Brunswick Department of Fisheries and Oceans were all involved with the search for Montgomery, along with members of the public.

Sgt. Chris Henderson with the Saint Andrews RCMP said although some leads had been promising, the efforts of the various groups and search teams had not been able to locate Montgomery. Henderson said based on details gathered by police, it is highly possible she went into the water.

The investigation will be ongoing, and searches will continue via a variety of search methods.

RCMP said Montgomery remains a missing person, and police will maintain contact with her family.

If you have information on Montgomery, please contact the Saint Andrews RCMP at 506-755-1130.